common / 10-08-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Sarah B. Brown
Retired from Southern Bell
Sarah Blanton Brown, 73, of 204 Chandler Dr., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Walter Dean Brown and daughter of the late Clarence Blanton and the late Darthula Osment Blanton. She was a retired Southern Bell customer services representative and a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Teresa B. Littlejohn of Gaffney; a son, Steven Dean Brown of Anderson; a brother, William S. “Bill” Blanton, Sr,. of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Janelle Perry of Gaffney; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Rev. Frank Northcutt. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends today from 10-11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Small Fry Scholarship fund, c/o Spartanburg County Foundation, 320 E. Main St., Suite 3, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Robert O. Summey
Retired from West Point Pepperell as a manager
Robert Orlando Summey, 85, of 117 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., he was the husband of Rose Lamontagne Summey of the home and son of the late Robert Summey and the late Georgia Humphrey Summey. He was a retired West Point Pepperell manager and served in the Merchant Marines in World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Scott Summey of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Gail Summey of Saco, Maine; and two sisters, Ruth Summey of Gaffney and Mary Summey of Charlotte.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Murphy.

Mildred H. Hughey
Services for Mildred Horlacher Hughey, 83, of 412 E. Montgomery St., were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Junior Wallace and Jimmy Westmoreland. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Travis Horlacher, Daniel Horlacher, James Henry Wallace, Steve Wallace, Paul Gene Wallace and Bobby Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers were David Horlacher, Will Horlacher, and Coleman Horlacher.
The family is at 125 Fairbanks St., Jonesville.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Joyce W. Hamrick
Retired from Hoechst Celanese after 29 years
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Joyce Victoria Walker Hamrick, 65, of 1913 Holly Hill Rd., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at her home.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Gudger “Bill” Walker and the late Katie Gertrude Abernathy Walker. She was retired from Hoechst Celanese, where she worked in the warehouse for 29 years. She was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Grady Eugene Hamrick of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy H. and Keith Henson of Gaffney and Pamela H. and Timothy Newton of Boiling Springs; a daughter, Ann Ivey of Gaffney; sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell Dwayne and Beth Hamrick of Sumter and Terry and Chris McGinnis of Boiling Springs; daughter-in-law, Beth Hamrick of Newport News, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois W. and Joe Beam of Gaffney and Betty W. and Harvey Dotson of Shelby; granddaughter and husband, Tara and Andy Easler of Cowpens; granddaughters, Ashley Henson, Deana Ivey, Joy Ivey, all of Gaffney, Misty Ivey Grant of Forest City, Sarah Reinhardt of Boiling Springs; grandsons, Timothy Newton of Ellenboro, Kristofer Hamrick, Benjamin Hamrick, both of Newport News, Va., Brandon McGinnis and Taylor McGinnis, both of Boiling Springs; great-grandsons, David Grant and Ricky Grant of Forest City.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Camp Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Steve Durham and Keith dixon. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends tonight from 6-9 at Cleveland Funeral Services, 2518 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, N.C. 28150, or to Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Lucy M. Silver
Retired clothing clerk
Lucy Mason Silver, 80, formerly of Wilcox Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Brookview Healthcare Center.
Born in Greer, she was the widow of Sterling Silver and daughter of the late Lewis Mason and the late Noettie Peace Mason. She was a retired clothing clerk and a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Silver of Gastonia; a grandson and his wife, Randy and Beth Silver of Gastonia; granddaughters and their husbands, Lisa and Mike Fox of Gastonia and Leslie and Dr. Jorge Frank of Ofallon, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Christopher Silver of Lake City, Fla., Randy Silver II, Jared Silver, Mason Fox and Emma Grace Fox, all of Gastonia; step-grandchildren, Lisa Frank, Clare Frank and Lauren Frank; and two sisters, Nell McConathy of Beaumont, Tex., and Vera Blalock of Greer.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Dr. Danny Emory. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Spef Robinson, Horace Whelchel, Robert Blanton, Joey Gault, Joe Whelchel and Richard Jones.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 20341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Phillip N. Jefferson
Disabled Army veteran
Phillip N. Jefferson, 61, of 3500 14th St., Washington, D.C., died Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in Washington.
Son of Tryphena Smith Jefferson of Blacksburg and the late Booker Jefferson, he was a native of York, He was a graduate of Jefferson High School in York. He was a disabled Army veteran and a former member of Smith Chapel Church of Hickory Grove.
Also surviving are two sons, Timouthy Jefferson and Calvin Jefferson of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Phillis Jefferson and Sereree Jefferson of Baltimore, Nicile Curry and Mershall Curry of Gastonia, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
The family will be at the home of his mother, Tryphena S. Jefferson, Apt.11, Blacksburg Terrace, 208 Carolina St., Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ruby Holmes
Former Oxford employee
Ruby Holmes, 65, of 202 Michigan Ave., widow of Frances Holmes, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at 2:55 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Daughter of the late Raymond Brown and the late Lillie Mae Jefferies Brown, she was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the Gospel Choir. She was once employed by Oxford Industries.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Smith and Ada Ratchford of Gaffney; two sons, Otis Camp and Preston Camp of Gaffney; three stepdaughters, Mae Frances Sarratt, Peggy Mayes and Marvis Foster of Gaffney; three step-sons, David Holmes, W.C. Manning and Terry Wood of Gaffney; 20 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and five sisters, Lucille Goode, Minnie Leach, Betty Smith, all of Gaffney, Mildred Brown and Freeda Brown of New York City.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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